DWDMGUY dwdmguy at optonline.net
Fri Mar 26 17:21:36 EDT 2010

May I ask, I never had the chance to try NextSTEP. Was it really that good a folks say?

On Mar 26, 2010, at 5:11 PM, G Y wrote:

> Back then you could not run NextSTEP or OpenStep on the Mac hardware.  Some of us tried and the CPU chipsets were different. Mac had their PowerPC and 68040/68030  CPUs. NeXTSTEP was available for (MIPS, SPARC, INTEL, and Motorola (if my memory serves me right)).
> That is why I needed to add two of the main boxes (Cube and Station) about 9 years ago to my Macintosh collection. Now if only I could get OpenStep 4.2 for Intel software.
> Sincerely,
> G.
> The Mac 512
> On Mar 25, 2010, at 2:00 PM, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:36:26 +0000
>> From: Lord Groundhog <lordgroundhog at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [NTLK] OT: OpenSTEP / NeXTSTEP
>> To: "newtontalk at newtontalk.net" <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
>> Message-ID: <C7D1256A.2437F%lordgroundhog at gmail.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="ISO-8859-1"
>> Hi Ryan, 
>> I only just saw this.  One of the guys in our Mac User Group did his degree
>> on something to do with operating systems, and NeXTSTEP figured largely in
>> one phase of his work.  As a consequence, a few years ago he ended up doing
>> a presentation on NeXT computers and their OS, with special reference to the
>> evolutionary trail from Next to OSX.  NeXTSTEP was an amazing thing to see
>> especially for when it came out (can you imagine what life might have been
>> like if Macs had been running something like OSX by '95?), but it never
>> occurred to any of us at the time to try running NeXTSTEP or OpenSTEP on our
>> Macs.  I don't know why really; it's an obvious thing to do once the
>> suggestion is made.  I'll be interested to read your progress if you care to
>> post anything more on this.  Who knows?  I might even have a go.
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